22 Jan 2018
In one more victory for Swami Nithyananda, the Principal District and Sessions Judge, Ramanagara today issued summons to Lenin Karuppan the false complainant in the case against Swami Nithyananda, accused in a serious atrocities case of rape, to be tried in a timebound of 2 months. The Hon’ble Court has ordered for investigation and filing chargesheet and issued summons to Lenin.
On 12 March 2013, the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka had ordered for FIR to be filed in the said case filed by Ms. Pushpa against Lenin Karuppan for his attempt to rape her, extortion and threat to kill her. The police thereafter registered the complaint and FIR in Cr. N. 0077/2013 at Bidadi Police Station, on 11 March 2013. The High Court had directed the police to investigate the matter in accordance with law.
22 Jan 2018
The Hon’ble Sessions Court today ordered for the chargesheet to be filed after the investigation and has taken cognizance of the offences under Sections 376 (rape), 341 (wrongful restraint), 506 (criminal intimidation), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code and under Section 3(1)(r) of SC ST Act (intentionally insults or intimidates with intent to humiliate a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe in any place within public view). Due to the seriousness of the case, the law under the SC/ST Act requires the case to be completed in a time bound of 2 months.
As a part of a major conspiracy against Swami Nithyananda, Lenin Karuppan abetted by his accomplices had fabricated a sensational video showing Swami Nithyananda with an actress and in the wake of the media frenzy thus generated had filed the false case against Swami Nithyananda in 2010.
This ruling marks a series of judgments in favour of Swami Nithyananda by various Courts of India. The Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka had earlier quashed the cases filed against Swami Nithyananda in 2012 by some vested elements. A few months ago, the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka further ordered the investigating authorities to submit all the evidences found favoring Swami Nithyananda in their investigations. This order was subsequently upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India which categorically observed that the evidences of sterling quality should be considered by the Court even if they were suppressed by the investigation and prosecution.
These evidences include the medical reports of the alleged rape victim Ms. Arathi Rao from 2004 to 2009 showing she has had 4 highly contagious and incurable STDs some of which are transmitted by mere touch, her own email admission in mid-2009 six months after her last alleged instance of rape that she never had any kind of sexual relationship with Swami Nithyananda, multiple proofs of discrepancies in the dates and locations of the alleged rape incidents, Swami Nithyananda’s medical reports showing he has never had any STDs and has a yogic body and not capable of a sexual act, the critical witness statement of Ms Ranjitha stating that the video showing her with Swami Nithyananda is a fake and morphed one.
Lenin Karuppan and Arathi Rao are currently facing prosecution for the blackmail, extortion and criminal conspiracy by them against Swami Nithyananda in the trial Court in Chennai.
Below is the order.